Gardening as a prescription

  • Chris Ellis Ptivate Practitioner
Keywords: garden therapy, prescription


We have discussed in this column, under Garden Therapy, the use of Sensory Gardens in hospitals and retirement homes. Gardening as a prescription for individual everyday living also has both physical and mental benefits. I have been reading about the benefits of gardening in the Sunday papers so if it is in the papers it must be true, right? Or at least fifty percent of it. Most of the news in the media of the 21st century brings us every disaster that they can gather from any part of the world and then repeats it all day in as many graphic ways as they can. So luckily today I found an article on the therapeutic effects of gardening.